Meet the Under 5s team

Meet the ECE team


Sport Waitakere Under 5's Team


From left to right: Diana Neru, Pauline Butt, Regina Wypych, Nikki Andrews, Sophia Bloomfield (Elizabeth Motu is absent)

The ECE Team are currently coordinating a series of Workshops on Healthy Eating and Physical Activity / Literacy for Under 5's. Click here to find out more. 

Meet the lovely ladies that make up our Sport Waitakere Under 5 team:


Pauline Butt, Young People Advisor for Sport Waitakere leads the physical literacy space for our under-fives so if you would like further information on what is available please contact her on:; 027 282 7029


Nikki Andrews a qualified ECE teacher delivers our Funskills physical literacy program into our Early Childhood Centres -  For more information on this program contact; 027 282 7029

Elizabeth Motu (Riri) works for He Oranga Poutama as a Kai Whakahaere and delivers He Pī Ka Rere, a Kaupapa Māori fundamental movement for Under 5’s and traditional Maori games into Kohanga / Puna Reo -; 021 168 5362

Kai Time is a wananga/workshop that aims to increase whanau/family confidence to cook healthy affordable kai.  

Diana Neru, Kaiwhakahau Activator with He Oranga Whanau Waitakere/Healthy Families Waitakere shares Kai Time as a professional development opportunity for the ECE setting -;  022 043 3204

Regina Wypych, a registered nutritionist, is an ECE Activator for Healthy Families Waitakere and supports ECEs to become health promoting environments 022 658 0908

Sophia Bloomfield is our Healthy Families Waitakere Activator who works with Pacific communities and is tasked with supporting the Pacific peoples to lead healthy change in the places where they live, learn, work and play including Pacific ; 022 658 0910.